Annan midfielder Neil MacFarlane is struggling with a groin problem and may miss out against Stranraer.Striker Ian Harty is also expected to be missing for the hosts due to a hamstring injury. [LNB]Defender Romauld Bouadji and midfielder Steven Noble will be missing from the Stranraer squad due to injury. [LNB]Both sides lost at the weekend with Stranraer slipping off top spot to second and Annan dropping out of the promotion places. [LNB][LNB]Annan Athletic manager Harry Cairney: "We can go back into fourth place if results go our way and that is important to me. [LNB]"We've been in fourth place a couple of times already this season and then fallen out within three days, so if we get there after this game I want us to stay there. [LNB]"Even if we remain in fifth place, a win will leave us very handily placed." [LNB]Stranraer manager Keith Knox: "Saturday was disappointing as we played poorly, but we have bounced back before and we will bounce back again. [LNB]"Annan is a difficult place to go but we have to go out and get a result. [LNB]"There are some tired legs but we have a chance of going to the top of the table again and I'm sure the thought of that will put new life into them."